Week 12 Pick’Em Poll – Playoffs Round Two

Week 11 results + season standings: Graham Thomas — 12-3 last week, 125-40 overall Henry Apple — 10-5 last week, 123-42 overall Paul Boyd — 10-5 last week, 120-45 overall Mike Capshaw — 9-6 last week, 117-48 overall Scottie Bordelon — 11-4 last week, 117-48 overall Rick Fires — 10-5 last week, 117-48 overall Chip Souza — 8-7 last week, 116-49 overall Alex Nicoll — 9-6 last week, 106-59 overall

Prep Wrestling: Springdale High team preview

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Isaac Ponce (top) of Springdale and Thai Ta of Fort Smith Southside compete in the 106 weight class final Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, during the Big West Conference wrestling tournament at Wolverine Arena in Centerton. Ponce won the match.
Springdale High wrestling coach Josh Rivers is looking for his team to take another step forward this season. <br><br> The Red Bulldogs finished seventh at the Class 6A-7A state tournament last season, just 15 points out of a top-five finish Rivers thought was plausible. They will take … Continue Reading ››

PREP WRESTLING: Springdale Har-Ber preview

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Har-Ber's Brendan Davis and Bentonville's Scott Lome compete in the 113 pound division Saturday February 4, 2017 during the Dual State Wrestling Meet at Van Burn High School.
Springdale Har-Ber finished second in the Class 6A-7A state wrestling tournament a year ago, but coach Eric Nolan is excited for his Wildcats to a make another run at a state championship. <br><br> "What I like about our team is I like where we are in all 14 weight classes," Nolan said. "I'm pretty confident in our guys … Continue Reading ››

PREP WRESTLING: Rogers Heritage team preview

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Chance McCrary (center) of Rogers Heritage pins Cameron Pitchford of Cabot Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, during the 126-pound championship match of the Fayetteville Bulldog Invitational at Fayetteville High School. Visit nwadg.com/photos to see more photographs from the meet.
  The War Eagles return three state finalist led by senior Chance McCrary, the defending champion at 152, but coach Doug Freeman is anxious to see the progress several others have made.<br><br> Rogers Heritage finished fourth in the Class 6A-7A state tournament keyed mainly by the work of four finalists. … Continue Reading ››

PREVIEW: SPRINGDALE HIGH

Springdale High Lady Bulldogs COACH Heather Hunsucker 2016-2017 14-15 KEY PLAYERS Marquesha Davis (Jr., 6-0), Sarah Vogel (Sr., 5-7), Ashlyn Minchew (Jr., 5-8), Keyarrow Turner (Sr., 5-10) THE SKINNY Springdale High returns 10 of its top 11 players last year from a team that advanced to the state quarterfinals before losing to North Little Rock. ... Marquesha Davis averaged 15 points and nearly 9 rebounds a game as a sophomore. ... Ashlyn Minchew was selected all-conference. ... Senior Olivia James is back after she missed her junior season with a torn ACL. ... Sophomore Thalyanna Sysavanh is playing again after she torn her ACL … Continue Reading ››

PREVIEW: SPRINGDALE HAR-BER

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Maci Mains Springdale Har-Ber leads the Lady Wilddats into the 2017-18 season.

Springdale Har-Ber Lady Wildcats

COACH Jaime Green

2016-17 RECORD 17-13

KEY PLAYERS Maci Mains (Sr., 5-6), Khanni Shannon (Sr., 5-10), Sophie Nelson (So., 5-8)

THE SKINNY The Lady Wildcats return most of their roster from last season. … Senior guard Maci Mains leads the way for Har-Ber after scoring around 10 points per game last season despite playing with a foot injury. Mains has signed with Henderson State, where she will join … Continue Reading ››

PREP WRESTLING: Bentonville High preview

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/BENJAMIN KRAIN --2/18/17--
Cash Jones, from Bentonville, left, defeated Logan Sloss, from Russellville in the State Wrestling Finals of the 145 6A-7A classification on Saturday at the Jack Stephens Center in Little Rock.
The defending Class 6A-7A state champion Bentonville Tigers return eight state medalists led by senior Cash Jones, who will be searching for his third individual wrestling title.<br><br> That alone should excite coach James Rappe in his second year, but he's also mixing in some young but talented athletes at lower weights, too.<br><br> Rappe has also lined up … Continue Reading ››

Bentonville West 2017-18 Preview

Bentonville West Wolverines Coach: Greg White, second year Record: 12-16 overall, 5-9 7A-West Conference
Pictures by David Beach – Collier Blackburn of Bentonville West fights for a rebound against Gravette at Bentonville West High School on Saturday, November 20, 2016.
Key Players: F/G Gabe Hornsby (6-4, Sr.), G Collier Blackburn (6-4, Sr.), F Ben Larsen (6-5, Sr.), F Boston Barron (6-5, Sr.), F Levi Rutherford (6-2, Sr.), G Collin Blackburn (6-2, Sr.), G Dillon Bailey (5-9, So.), G Garrett Wilmot (5-10, Sr.), G Hayden White (5-10, Sr.) Notable: The Wolverines have a benefit … Continue Reading ››

Bentonville Tigers 2017-18 Preview

Bentonville Tigers Coach: Dick Rippee, first year Last Year’s Record: 15-10 overall, 12-2 7A-West (co-champion)
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Asa Hutchinson of Bentonville passes as Tyler Roth (1) of Fayetteville guards on Friday Feb. 3, 2017 during the game in Bentonville's Tiger Arena.
Key Players: F Asa Hutchinson IV (6-7, Sr.), F Michael Shanks (6-6, Jr.), G Cadarius Baggett (6-0, Sr.), G Josh Smith (6-3, Jr.), G Connor Deffenbaugh (6-3, Jr.) Notable: Veteran coach Rippee takes over the Tigers after a successful tenure at Springfield (Mo.) Kickapoo, where his teams were 183-49 and … Continue Reading ››

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